Category Archives: Litigation

The Enforceability of Duplicate Contracts

The Original vs. The Copy – Does It Really Matter From An Evidentiary Perspective? While there are many hurdles a business document needs to overcome in order to be admitted as evidence in court, there is one hurdle that many clients routinely inquire about – the legality and admissibility of digital image copies, in lieu…
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New Law Limits Viability of Shareholder Derivative Suits in New Jersey

New Law Significantly Limits Viability of Certain Shareholder Derivative Suits in New Jersey On April 2nd, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed bill A-3123 into law and in doing so, significantly revised the law in New Jersey regarding shareholder derivative proceedings under N.J.S.A. §14A:3-6, etseq. The stated purpose of the new law is to temper…
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Employment Hiring Practices: Simple Mistakes, Costly To Fix

The consequences of failing to develop employment-hiring materials can be devastating. So why do many employers fail to develop a basic set of documents governing the employment relationship with new hires? Howard Matalon notes that although employment documents can be developed in a very cost-effective manner, many employers fail to give consideration to such documents…
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Protecting Against Employee Lawsuits

What is the best way to protect against employee lawsuits? We recently received an inquiry about the best ways for businesses to protect against employee lawsuits. We’ve found that most employee lawsuits occur due to low morale, unaddressed personality conflicts, disparate productivity between employees and/or failure to give effective performance reviews. Of course, it is…
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